|A Brief Commentary on the Bodhisattva Vows - Guidelines for Awakening Compassion and the Altruistic Mind - Ven. Lobsang Chokyi|
In this 6 week course, Ven. Lobsang Chokyi will review the role of bodhicitta and the bodhisattva vows on the path to enlightenment. She will explain in detail the 18 root and 46 secondary bodhisattva vows, and will also include and explanation of the 4 factors needed to break the root vows. We will learn how bodhisattva vows are lost, how to keep them, the benefits of keeping them and how to restore them if they are broken...
Keywords: Buddhism; Tibetan Buddhism; Lamrim; Ven. Lobsang Chokyi; Bodhisattva; Vows
|Addiction, Attachment and Desire - Ven. Rita Riniker|
Addiction, Attachment and Desire Working with Dissatisfaction We can all see the need to work on our anger and ignorance, but somehow it seems normal to have, and even cultivate, desire. Being attached to a person, place, work, or whatever, seems to be honored in our culture, so first we need to see how giving into to it out of habit causes suffering. Join us for a day of exploration of how attachment and desire, and even addiction which is just a stronger form of attachment, cause suffering, ye...
Keywords: Buddhism; Tse Chen Ling Center; Tibetan Buddhism
|AfflictiveEmotions_20080201 - Various Speakers|
"We can never obtain peace in the world if we neglect the inner world and don't make peace with ourselves. World peace must develop out of inner peace." The Dalai Lama The Buddha observed that the cause of our pain and suffering is actually the disturbing emotions we all experience. Using proper techniques we can free ourselves from emotions like depression, anger and resentment and become happy. This series of talks looks at basic Buddhist psychology - how the mind works and how to work with it...
Keywords: buddhism; tibetan buddhism; emotions; tse chen ling; karuna cayton; Jon landaw; lhundrup nyingje; jangchup phelgyal; richard printz; ven. robina courtin
|All About Karma - Discovering Buddhism - Ven. Lobsang Chokyi|
All About Karma Discovering Buddhism Ven. Lobsang Chokyi The law of cause and effect and its implications for modifying our behavior. By generating a clear understanding about how karma works and presenting specific tools to accumulate merit and purify negativity, students are given the strength and responsibility to deal with life most effectively and take control of their future.
Keywords: Buddhism; Tibetan Buddhism; Lamrim; Karma; Cause and Effect; Actions; Virtues and Nonvirtues; Interdependent Origination
|All About Tara - 20071013 - Ven. Lhundrup Nyingje|
Experienced meditator Ven. Nyingje will explain how to practice the popular Praises to the Twenty-one Taras, sharing teachings she received directly from Lama Yeshe. Tara—her name means "Liberator"—is the embodiment of power, courage, the capacity to act, to be successful, and doing her practice can activate our own power to deal with the obstacles and problems in our lives.
Keywords: Buddhism; Tibetan Buddhism; Tara; Tse Chen Ling; Ven. Lhundrup Nyingje
|An Introduction to Sacred Relics (Buddhist) 021706 - Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa|
Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa An Introduction to Sacred Relics Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa speaks on the relevance of sacred relics in conjunction with a tour of sacred relics of Shakyamuni Buddha, disciples of Buddha as well as Buddhist spiritual masters in India, Tibet, historical and contemporary. Geshe-la discusses the importance of the relics as well as relating historical context with which to understand them.
Keywords: Buddhism; Tibetan Buddhism; Shakyamuni Buddha, Arhats, Maitreya Buddha, Relics
|Answering the Call or Taking the Leap? - Finding your place in the Dharma - Ven. Rita Riniker|
How do we determine what level of commitment is appropriate on the path? Discussing the problems we all face in creating a balance between spiritual and secular life and our commitment to the dharma community. Ven. Rita will pull this together by discussing her own life choices and leaps of faith, but leave lots of time for questions! For all Levels
Keywords: Buddhism; Tibetan Buddhism; Tse Chen Ling; Mahayana; Dharma; Faith; Ven. Rita Riniker
|Applying the Five Forces - Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa|
Applying the Five Forces Often these are referred to In Tibetan Buddhism, as practices relating to the time of death; however they are practices to be cultivated throughout one's life. Reciting the names of the buddhas, reciting mantras, reciting certain sutras; meditating on emptiness; making offerings; and anything done in relation to images. Here Geshe Dakpa provides simple and practical advice to carry out the five forces...
Keywords: Buddhism; Tse Chen Ling Center; Tibetan Buddhism; Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
|Arjia Rinpoche Book Tour: Surviving the Dragon - A Tibetan Lama's Account of 40 Years Under Chinese Rule - Ven. Arjia Rinpoche|
Surviving the Dragon opens a window to events from inside Tibetan-Chinese history during the final half of the twentieth century, a conflict that continues today between China and its ethnic minorities. Arjia Rinpoche is on a book tour to discuss his newly published autobiography. He will present the book by talking about his facinating life and the events in Tibet that took place during his life there.
Keywords: Buddhism; Tibetan Buddhism; Lamrim; Tibet; Ven. Arjia Rinpoche
|Atisha's Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment - Ven. Choden Rinpoche|
Lord Atisha, the 11th-century Indian Buddhist scholar and saint, came to Tibet at the invitation of the king of Western Tibetand his nephew. His coming initiated the period of the "second transmission" of Buddhism to Tibet, formative for the Sakya, Kagyu and Gelug traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. Lord Atisha's most celebrated text, entitled Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, sets forth the entire Buddhist path within the framework of three levels of motivation on the part of the practitioner...
Keywords: Buddhism; Tibetan Buddhism; Atisha; Lam Rim; Tse Chen Ling; Choden Rinpoche
|Attaining Happiness from a Buddhist Perspective - Ven. Robina Courtin|
Attaining Happiness from a Buddhist Perspective Ven. Robina Courtin July 26, 2006 Ven. Robina offers a glimpse on how we might attain the ultimate happiness; free from the mental delusions of attachment, aversion and ignorance. Based on Buddha's advice from 2500 years ago, Ven. Robina provides practical approach to apply the Buddhist principles in everday life.
Keywords: Buddhism; Tibetan Buddhism; Ven. Robina Courtin; Buddhist teachings